Live a Purpose-driven Life ( by Fenny West)


Live a Purpose-driven Life 

Purpose is your reason for being; your raison d’etre. It is what draws you to wake up in the night to write, or do something even if you are not paid for it. Purpose drives you, fulfils you and defines you. 

Everyone has a purpose and a unique purpose at that. Everything has a purpose. Whether or not you know it, this does not preclude the fact that it has a purpose. Whether or not you know it, you have a purpose.

Abraham had a purpose. Despite the odds that were against him- being child-less, old to the point of having no sperm or low sperm-count and his wife also old and past her menopause, yet it did not matter to God. He had called them to be Father of many nations and mother of nations. Through him all the families of the earth would be blessed – pointer to Jesus. (Gen.12:1-3)

Eventually, the vision which tarried, delayed (as it were), came to pass in the fullness of time despite many challenges. And today, those who know Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour are blessed- the seed of Abraham. ( Gen.15:1-7, Gen21:1-7)

Genesis 21: Isaac Is Born

1      And the LORD visited Sarah as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah as He had spoken.

7      She also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”

Joseph had a purpose. He was to be instrumental for the preservation of Israel who will be enslaved in a foreign land for over 400 years.

“Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years. Gen15:13

 God revealed that purpose in pictures. Joseph understood that he would be in a prominent position and all his siblings would bow to him. However God did not share any details with him. In the fullness of time, after many difficulties and oppositions, it came to pass and he fulfilled his purpose, mission and vision.

Purpose Revealed

 “Please hear this dream which I have dreamed:

7      There we were, binding sheaves in the field. Then behold, my sheaf arose and also stood upright; and indeed your sheaves stood all around and bowed down to my sheaf.” Gen.37:6-7


 41  And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.”

42   Then Pharaoh took his signet ring off his hand and put it on Joseph’s hand; and he clothed him in garments of fine linen and put a gold chain around his neck.

43   And he had him ride in the second chariot which he had; and they cried out before him, “Bow the knee!” So he set him over all the land of Egypt.

44   Pharaoh also said to Joseph, “I am Pharaoh, and without your consent no man may lift his hand or foot in all the land of Egypt.”

45   And Pharaoh called Joseph’s name Zaphnath-Paaneah. And he gave him as a wife Asenath, the daughter of Poti-Pherah priest of On. So Joseph went out over all the land of Egypt. Gen41:41-45

Paul had a purpose, despite starting out as an adversary to the Church – arresting and persecuting Christians, overseeing their execution.

58   and they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their clothes at the feet of a young man named Saul.


Acts 8: Saul Persecutes the Church

1              Now Saul was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem;

 However the more he opposed the Church, the more he was being magnetised to God.

Acts 9: The Damascus Road: Saul Converted

1      Then Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest

2              and asked letters from him to the synagogues of Damascus, so that if he found any who were of the Way, whether men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

        As he journeyed he came near Damascus, and suddenly a light shone around him from heaven.

4      Then he fell to the ground, and heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

5      And he said, “Who are You, Lord?” Then the Lord said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. It is hard for you to kick against the goads.”

6      So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?” Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”

I have appeared to you for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of the things which you have seen and of the things which I will yet reveal to you.

17   I will deliver you from the Jewish people, as well as from the Gentiles, to whom I now send you,

18   to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’Act26:16-18

 And this enemy of the Church, was gloriously, dramatically and unquestionably converted into a saint and trophy in the hand of God. Saul of Tarsus became St Paul who used the same zeal with which he opposed Christianity to forget the past and reaching forth for that which to press on for the mark of prize of his high-calling in Christ Jesus (Phil3:13-14). He went on to build churches, raise disciples and write 13 best-sellers of all time, giving us incredible revelation of Whose we are, what we are in Christ, and what we have in Christ. Paul would not be deterred by opposition. He was stoned many times, imprisoned many times, often shipwrecked, beaten with rods, lashed 39 strokes 5 times, misrepresented, mistreated, maligned, but he kept pressing on. He once said, “None of these things move me… ” Why? He was focused on completing his purpose( Acts20:24) and he did with finesse and was able to declare:

Paul’s Valedictory

6      For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

7      I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.

8      Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Our Saviour, Jesus had a purpose. He knew that purpose, was passionate about that purpose, pursued that purpose and regardless of opposition, remained undaunted, unrelenting, uncompromising, unwavering until He said,”Teleiose” ( It finished!) ( John1:29, Luke2:49,John18:28-38, 1John3:8, John19:30)

Moses had a purpose – delivering the Children of Israel from the House of Bondage

11           Now it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out to his brethren and looked at their burdens. Ex2:11

24   By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter,

25   choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin,

26   esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt; for he looked to the reward.

27   By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible. Heb11 :24-27

. Moses knew about his purpose but missed the timing, killed someone and ran for his life. He went to a foreign land, changed his “passport”, got married, got a job as a Shepherd. He had started  speaking “sheepinese”, had almost forgotten his purpose. But one day, God found him in the back side of a desert and reminded him. 

“Moses, Moses!”

“I have surely seen the oppression of My people who are in Egypt, and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters, for I know their sorrows.

8      So I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and large land, to a land flowing with milk and honey…

9      Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel has come to Me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them.

10           Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.”( Ex3:4,7-10)

Moses resisted God, gave every excuse in the world why he was not qualified.

“O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” (Ex4:10)

But God, who does not call the qualified but qualifies the called, convinced Moses that all he needed was His presence. Moses recapitulated and took up the gauntlet and went back to Egypt to confront Pharaoh with what God said, “Let My people go.” 

Moses’ purpose was resisted, not only by Pharaoh but even by his own people. God displayed signs and wonders in Egypt culminating in the death of the first born in each household before Pharaoh recapitulated to let God’s people go. Moses fulfilled his vision. He took them out Bondage. 

30   So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead.

The Exodus

31           Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve the LORD as you have said.Ex12:30-31

Joshua had a purpose – to take them into the Promised Land. “He takes us out bondage, our encumbrance and hindrance to take us into our inheritance and dance. Joshua fulfilled His purpose like Jesus did.

Esther had a purpose – to avert what would have been the first holocaust, in Shushan the citadel, Persia, during the reign of King Ahasuerus. Mordecai was like the Holy Spirit-the guide, who counselled her during the contest for a new queen, which Esther won. He also revealed her purpose in the palace for such a time as that. “…who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”(Esther4:14)

Esther played ball and the Jews were preserved. She fulfilled her purpose. ( Esther7:3-10)

Nehemiah was burdened about Jerusalem, even though he was in a foreign land as an exile in a lucrative employment. He mourned, fasted and prayed when he learned about the broken down walls of Jerusalem.(Neh1:3-4)

God used him to answer his prayer as He gave him favour with the King, who became sympathetic to the cause, permitting him, not only to go and rebuild the wall, but gave him supplies and security.

. (Neh.2:3-9)

Nehemiah went back and commenced his purpose and despite much opposition, remained resolute until he completed rebuilding the wall in 52 days, to the glory of God. 

The Wall Completed

15   So the wall was finished…, in fifty-two days.Neh.6:15

And You, yes, YOU, reader; You under the sound of my voice, you have a purpose, a unique purpose. Unless you find that purpose, life will not have a true meaning for you. But if you have found that purpose, congratulations! Your life will find fulfilment if you are following that purpose, fulfilling that purpose and sold out to that purpose.

Friend, find your purpose. Pursue your purpose. Live a purpose driven life. Live before you die. 

If you do not have a personal relationship with God; if you are not born again, come and acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth, there is no knowing or knowledge and without the Life, there is no living. Invite Jesus Christ into your life and His Spirit will guide you into your purpose – your reason for being. Spend and be spent for that purpose and you will not only be fulfilled but have eternal incomparable rewards.

Live a Purpose -driven Life!

Let us pray

Father, I thank You for being born for such a time as this. I was born for a purpose, born for a reason. This reason shall not only be found but pursued and fulfilled to your glory. Your Spirit will guide me each step of the way to live Your dream, in the name of Jesus. Thank You, Lord, that my purpose is unique and fitting for me. I shall learn from others but not be a photo-copy of others. I am well-fitted for my purpose. Nothing will stop me from fulfilling my purpose, in Jesus’ Name.

Good Morning (By Fenny West)

Good Morning

Give yourself a good start by
Opening your day with prayer
Open your heart and mind to God
Dedicate everything you do to God

Maintain a positive attitude all the time
Overcome every evil with good
Resist the devil in all his appearance
Never entertain failure or defeat
Institute clear boundaries to your life
Now inspire someone who is down
Give of yourself: talent, time or treasure

©Fenny West 2020

The Parallel and Paradox … ( by Fenny West)

The Parallel and Paradox of the Wooden Art

How incredible insightful and instructive!

The Wood artist sees what we do not see
And painstakingly uses his tool to chip off, cut out, carve out, garnish until the beautiful masterpiece emerges out of the wood to our amazement, admiration and wonder.
This is exactly what God sees in you and I. We may look useless on the outside but there is masterpiece waiting to find expression in us.
And as we yield to the Holy Spirit and the Word of God does His miracle of transformation by chipping off, carving out, garnishing, polishing until the masterpiece which was there, emerges for all to see, admire and glorify God for.
Today, yield to the Holy Spirit to work in you as to work through you. See yourself as a masterpiece awaiting manifestation. Yes, often the pruning can be painful, but see the joy ahead, like Jesus and submit yourself to the Master Crafts-Man Who knows your end from the beginning.

: For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of the sons of God.  Ro8:19
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. Eph2:10
John15:1} I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. {15:2} Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every [branch] that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. {15:3} John15:1-3

1John{3:1} Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. {3:2} Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Finish Well Like Paul ( by Fenny West)

Finish Well Like Paul

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Finish Well Like Paul
Who ran, stout and strong
Despite storms, remained tall,
Triumphing over all wrongs.
Finish well like Paul
Who finished with finesse
Rising after every fall.
And obtained Good Success.

Finish well like Paul
Who put passion to purpose
And refused to be stalled
When beaten down, he rose.

Finish well like Paul
Who pressed for the mark
Despite his back on the wall
And so made a remarkable mark.

Fimish well like Paul
Who wrote best-sellers
Who goliaths mauled
Became a pace-setter.

Finish well like Paul
Refuse all distractions
Though your beginning is small
Your end shall be great promotion.

Finish well like Paul
And let nothing deter
Have great outreach haul
And let nothing debar.

Finish well like Paul.
Be zealous and passionate.
Relent not, give your all.
Set your face like flint, importunate.
7 I have fought the good fight , I have finished the race , I have kept the faith.
8 Finally , there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness , which the Lord , the righteous Judge , will give to me on that Day , and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

Be tenacious like Paul

Finish Well Like Jesus ( by Fenny West)

Finish Well like Jesus

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Finish well like Jesus,

Who knew who He was,

And maintained His focus;

Won all battles and wars.

Finish well like Jesus,

Who did the will of the Father,

Laid down His life for us,

Became our Saviour and Redeemer.

Finish well like Jesus,

Born to live for others,

Who died to reconcile us,

Whose life was a rudder.

Finish well like Jesus,

Who flourished with persecution,

Turned our minus into plus,

And became the Author of Salvation.

Finish well like Jesus,

Who emptied Himself to give fullness;

The sinless made sin for us,

To bestow His grace and loving-kindness.

Finish well like Jesus,

Who finished the Father’s business;

With His blood, bought and brought us,

So we too can finish, obtain Good Success.


49 And He said to them ,  “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be   about   My Father’s business?”  Luke2:49 25    For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. Matt.16:25 30

So when Jesus had received the sour wine , He said ,  “It is finished!”  And bowing His head , He gave up His spirit. Jn19:30 17

Jesus said to her ,  “Do not cling to Me , for I have not yet   ascended to My Father; but go to   My brethren and say to them ,   ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father , and   to   My God and your God.’ ” Jn20:17

“Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last.18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Rev1:17-18

I Have a Destiny ( by Fenny West)

I Have a Destiny
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I have a destiny of greatness
righteousness and wholeness.
I have a destiny of fruitfulness,

prowess and usefulness,

soundness and finesse.
I have a destiny of excellence,

mercy and goodness following me.
I have a destiny of a city on a hill,

a light-house, salt of the earth,

light of the world.

I know I was born for such a time as this.

Calling Willing Partners (by Fenny West)

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We need each other. So it was divinely ordained.

inspirational writer

I have been writing song for many years and using shoe-string budget to fund myself. After writing the song I would record some of them myself, shoot the videos as you would see on youtube. I had help from some friends to start with. Soon I discovered that the vision I carried was mammoth and required the input of many more others who can share in the vision and also in the joy of being part of a great venture that will go from one generation to another- long after I am gone and they too are gone.

I am not looking for a hand out but a hand up. I am look for those who are prepared to be rope-holders, partners- those who can see beyond the present; those who are convinced that this is a good soil to sow; those who want to share in my reward in heaven. I am looking or those  who see this vision as art of theirs; those who would want these songs poems and inspirational messages to balloon and  have a global reach.

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With 100s of songs and 1000s of poems and other creative ideas that require polishing and elevation to a higher dimension to bless humanity, gathering dust; with a vision of imparting various skills to young people and joining others in the amelioration of suffering and poverty held in abeyance, will you be part of this ministry? You can kick-start this vision with your substance, get it off the shelf and be one of its champions.


The link below give you a bird’s eye view of the vision and what a glimpse of what I have done on my own.

I am look forward to a good state of the art studio fully equipped;

Establishing a skills impartation centre to equip people, specially the young, with songwrting and other musical skills.

I would need singers, performers, instrumentalists; video producers, photographers, studio engineers, Multi-media magnates to ensure optimise our web presence.

And what shall I say about the Inspirational Centre that’s almost bursting at the seams within, raring to be born? It shall not be aborted. All things are possible to those who believe and with God all things are possible.

 leave a legacy

I trust you will see this as an opportunity to mark a mark in the sands of time, albeit indirectly.

Please make contact to see how you can help.

God bless you richly.


Fenny West





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As He is so we are



In Christ


Tread down on serpents-


Spiritual warfare


Under your feet


Spiritual warfare


Summon your power Ps68


Prayer/ Spiritual warfare


I will not be Ashamed Ps91


Spiritual warfare


He who dwells Ps91


Spiritual warfare


Contend Ps35


Spiritual warfare


Show me your glory




All things are possible



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The just shall live by faith




God is so good Ps121

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          Look unto the hills Ps121


Excellent One



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May your glory be seen


Worship/ prayer


My eyes are on you, Lord




Your glory will be seen




Come comforter


Holy Spirit /Prayer


Pour on us a new anointing


Holy Spirit


Faith to faith




Rejoice evermore




The joy of th Lord is my strength




Greater is H that’s in me




Be strong and courageous




Yours is the glory




Stand up to face your goliath




What you see is just the beginning




Keep your dream alive




Praise the Lord Ps150




I will praise you Ps9




Praise the Lord Ps134



Lift up your head O you gates Ps24




My God, my God




Come to the Cross




Jesus is my friend




Christ is Risen




He rose up




He’s Alive!




Preserve me Ps16




Free now




Sing, O barren Isa54




The Spirit of the Lord  is on me


Holy Spirit


Here I am




Dominion lost regained




Rise up


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Miracle working God








Something Happened Inside


New life/ outreach


Preeminent One1








Author and Finisher




Holy Father




Unstoppable journey




If it’s going to be




Oaks of righteous  ness shall stand Ps92




Unchanging Changer




I am blessed


In Christ






No need to bang




The iron gates must fall


Spiritual warfare/faith


Rise to a new Dimension






Spiritual warfare


You’re royalty




The church indestructible




Adrift on a sea of life


Divine direction


At the cross there is room




The Day is far spent


end time


Born a bonfire




He’s Coming


Second coming


To Him Who Sits




Come now to Jesus


Cross/ Outreach


All Powerful God




God of Creation




Don’t Date the Devil


Dance/ Righteousness/ guidance /dating


I Delight in your Word




Light the fire Again


Country/ Revival


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inspiration4generations unpacked ( by Fenny West)

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unique inspiration and gifts

Products:  sermons and songs; framed poems, books, cds, dvds, and inspirational plaques; SMART: Scripture Memorisation and Reference Tree (leaves)

Services : Songwriting, creative writing, Scripture memorisation Workshops,  being your own boss seminars, Tuition: Maths English, Guitar, video making with green screen effect;

 Inspirational Days, concerts, charity fund raising events, publishing assistant, Music healing therapy and counselling , Making Music together

Vision Unpacked


Experience has shown us that there are many in the Church who are struggling with how to memorise scripture effectively.  We are here to help you.

This workshop can be organised by a church where we come specifically to teach various methods of memorising scripture effectively through songs, index cards, mnemonics, numerology and other techniques. We also have products that can make it easier for you to memorise scriptures.

Video Making Workshops

This is our skills impartation vision to help you acquire new skills and become more employable. We will teach you the foundational knowledge of making videos with different software and compiling them in various file formats for a DVD or for uploading on youtube. We will also teach you how to apply the Green Screen effect that allows you to use any background or sceneries that will wow your viewers.

Being Your Own Boss

 This workshop is for you if you aspire to set up our own business then we can give you the fundamentals you need to know to be able to make an informed decision where being your own boss is for you  or not. We will cover:

The business idea

The Business Plan

Presentation of your business


Maths and English Tuition

With many years of teaching at various levels and with children with varying abilities including those with special needs such as autism and Aspergia spectrum, dyslexia, epilepsy, EBD, PMLD, OCD, we will identify where the problem lies and address it.

We all know the importance of being grounded in the in these key subjects regardless of what you want to do in the future. We will assess you, identifying the level at which you are operation and help you to build and establish a good base for consolidation our knowledge of numeracy and literacy.  

We cover Primary school, secondary school, and GCSE levels and those preparing for SAT and Entrance exams. Teachers are welcome to join us.


Publishing Assistant

With our experience in the self-publishing sector, we are well-placed to assist you if you want to be a published author.   Everyone has a story and a book in the making in them. We will work with you to birth the book in you if not now, in future.

Guitar, Songwriting and Harmonica Tuition

We will teach beginners and those who make have had a few lessons in playing the guitar or the harmonica or songwriting. Our experience in writing and recording songs and even performing them will help us to take you to your land of opportunity.


Inspirational Days

Why not book for an inspirational day in your church, school, prison, youth club or other organisation?  We will use prose, poems, songs etc to inspire you and leave you having something to live for.


We will also be available for concerts- usually two sessions lasting about 2hours.

We will also be involved in fund-raising event for a charity provided you do the advertising and invite your guests.

Music Healing Therapy and Counselling   

When David was summoned to play for King Saul, he was refreshed, healed and delivered . We believe this to be our mandate. (1Sam16:23)

We know our songs scripture –packed and believe they are anointed to heal the sick- physically, mentally or emotionally and so long as you believe, it shall be to you. We shall also counsel you in line with the scriptures if you so desire. We will have a centre where you can come and receive your healing.

Worship leading

We also have experience in worship leading and can give you tips for managing the talents you have in your church for worship leading, whether working with a small or large group.

Making Music Together

We will be available to go into schools to organise sessions of making music together with children, taking them from the songwriting stage to the production of an album or a recorded song. This process will expose children to the various aspects of making music and also to know other aspects of the music industry apart from singing or songwriting. It is bound to open their eyes to other possibilities of their involvement even if they are not gifted in songwriting or singing.




God Will Provide ( by Fenny West)

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God will provide
Because He presides
He will supply
And will not deny.


The Shepherd will guide
In the Ocean wide
To my green pasture
His leading is sure.


Amidst the famine
I will keep farming
Continue my sowing
Without borrowing.


He owns the earth

 In all its fullness
He’ll avert the dearth
In His faithfulness.

Genesis 26: Isaac and Abimelech

1 There was a famine in the land, besides the first famine that was in the days of Abraham. And Isaac went to Abimelech king of the Philistines, in Gerar. 2 Then the LORD appeared to him and said: “Do not go down to Egypt; live in the land of which I shall tell you. 3 Dwell in this land, and I will be with you and bless you; for to you and your descendants I give all these lands, and I will perform the oath which I swore to Abraham your father. 6 So Isaac dwelt in Gerar 12 Then Isaac sowed in that land, and reaped in the same year a hundredfold; and the LORD blessed him. Gen26:1-3,6,12

©Fenny West2013

The Holy Spirit’s Power In The Believer ( by R.A. Torrey)


    “Power belongeth unto God”



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(Psa. 62:11). The Holy Spirit is the Person who imparts to the individual believer the power that belongs to God. This is the Holy Spirit’s work in the believer, to take what belongs to God and make it ours. All the manifold power of God belongs to the children of God as their birthright in Christ: “All things are yours” (1 Cor. 3:21). But all that belongs to us as our birthright in Christ becomes ours in actual and experimental possession through the Holy Spirit’s work in us as individuals.

    To the extent that we understand and claim for ourselves the Holy Spirit’s work, to that extent do we obtain for ourselves the fullness of power in Christian life and service that God has provided for us in Christ. Let us study the Word of God, to find out what the Holy Spirit has power to do in men:

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    1. The Holy Spirit has power to reveal Jesus Christ and His glory to man. “Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost” (1 Cor. 12:3).

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    When Jesus spoke of the Spirit’s coming He said: “But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall testify of Me” (John 15:26). It is only as He does testify of Christ that men will ever come to a true knowledge of Christ.

    We will send men to the Word to get a knowledge of Christ, but it is only as the Holy Spirit takes the Word and illuminates it that men ever get a real living knowledge of Christ. If you wish men to see the truth about Jesus, do not depend upon your own powers of exposition and persuasion, but cast yourself upon the Holy Ghost and seek His testimony.


    2. The Holy Spirit has power to convict the world of sin. “When He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they believe not on Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father, and ye see Me no more; of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged” (John 16:8-11).

    It is by showing Jesus and His glory and His righteousness, that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment. Note the sin of which the Holy Spirit convicts, “Of sin, because they believe not on Me.” You can never convict any man of sin because that is the work of the Holy Spirit. You can reason and reason, and you will fail. The Holy Spirit can do it very quickly.

    But it is through us that the Spirit produces conviction. In John 16:7-8 we read: “I will send Him unto you, and when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment.” It is ours to preach the Word and to look to the Holy Spirit to produce conviction. (See Acts 2:4-37.)


    3. The Holy Spirit has power to renew men or make men new, to regenerate. “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and the renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5).

    Regeneration is the Holy Spirit’s work. He can take a man dead in trespasses and sins, and make him alive. He can take the man whose mind is blind to the truth of God, whose will is at enmity with God and set on sin, whose affections are corrupt and vile, and transform that man, impart to him God’s nature, so that he thinks God’s thoughts, wills what God wills, loves what God loves, and hates what God hates.

    It is through us that the Holy Spirit regenerates others (1 Cor. 4:15). No amount of preaching, no matter how orthodox it is, and no amount of mere study of the Word will regenerate, unless the Holy Spirit works. Just as we are utterly dependent on the work of Christ for us in justification, so we are utterly dependent upon the work of the Holy Spirit in us in regeneration.


    4. The Holy Spirit has the power to give abiding and everlasting satisfaction. “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life” (John 4:14; cf. 7:37-39).

    Water here means the Holy Spirit. The world can never satisfy. Of every worldly joy it must be said: “Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again.” But the Holy Spirit has power to satisfy every longing of the soul. The Holy Spirit and He alone can satisfy the human heart. If you give yourself up to the Holy Spirit’s inflowing or upspringing in your heart, you will never thirst. Oh, with what joy unutterable and satisfaction indescribable the Holy Spirit has poured forth His living water in many souls. Have you this living fountain within? Is the spring unchoked? Is it springing up into everlasting life?

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    5. The Holy Spirit has power to set us free from the law of sin and death. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).

    We all know this law of sin and death. We have all been in bondage to it. Some of us are still in bondage to it, but we do not need to be. God has provided a way of escape. That way is by the Holy Spirit’s power. When we give up the hopeless struggle of trying to overcome the law of sin and death, of trying to live right in our strength, in the power of the flesh, and in utter helplessness surrender to the Holy Spirit to do all for us, when we live after Him and walk in His blessed power – then He sets us free from the law of sin and death.

    There are many professed Christians today living in Romans 7. Some go so far as to maintain that this is the normal Christian life, that one must live this life of constant defeat. This would be true if we were left to ourselves, for in ourselves we are “carnal sold under sin.” But we are not left to ourselves. The Holy Spirit undertakes for us what we have failed to do ourselves (Rom. 8:2-4).

    In Romans 8 we have the picture of the true Christian life, the life that is possible to us, and that God expects from each one of us, the life where not merely the commandment comes, as in chapter 7, but where the mighty Spirit comes also and works obedience and victory. The flesh is still in us, but we are not in the flesh. We do not live after it. We “live after the Spirit.” We, “through the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body.” We “walk after the Spirit,” and do “not fulfil the lust of the flesh” (Gal. 5:16).

    It is our privilege, in the Spirit’s power, to get daily, hourly, and constant victory over the flesh and over sin. But the victory is not in ourselves, not in any strength of our own. Left to ourselves, deserted of the Spirit of God, we would be as helpless as ever. It is all in the Spirit’s power.

    Has the Holy Spirit set you free from the law of sin and death? Will you let Him do it now? Simply give up all self-effort to be free from “the law of sin and death,” to give up sinning. Believe in the divine power of the Holy Spirit to set you free, and cast yourself upon Him to do it. He will do it. Then you can triumphantly cry with Paul: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” (Rom. 8:2).


    6. The Holy Spirit strengthens the believer with power in the inward man. “That He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, that ye may be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inward man” (Eph. 3:16).

    The result of this strengthening is seen in verses 17-19. Here the power of the Spirit manifests itself not merely in giving us victory over sin, but in (a) Christ’s dwelling in our hearts; (b) our being “rooted and grounded in love”; (c) our being “made strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge.” It all ultimates in our being “filled unto all the fullness of God.”

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    7. The Holy Spirit has power to lead us into a holy life, a life as “sons of God,” a Godlike life. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God” (Rom. 8:14).

    Not merely does the Holy Spirit give us power to live a holy life, a life well pleasing to God when we have discovered what that life is: He takes us by the hand, as it were, and leads us into that life. Our whole part is to surrender ourselves utterly to Him to lead and to mold us. Those who do this are not merely God’s offspring, which all men are (Acts 17:28), neither are we merely God’s children. “These are sons of God.”


    8. The Holy Spirit bears witness with the spirit of the believer that he is a child of God. “The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Rom. 8:16).

    Note that Paul does not say that the Spirit bears witness to our spirit, but with it – “together with our spirit,” is the exact force of the words used. There are two who bear witness to our sonship: first – our spirit bears witness that we are children of God; second – the Holy Spirit bears witness together with our spirit that we are children of God.

    How does the Holy Spirit bear His testimony to this fact? Galatians 4:6 answers this question: “Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.”


    9. The Holy Spirit brings forth in the believer Christlike graces of character. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law” (Gal. 5:22-23).

    All real beauty of character, all real Christlikeness in us, is the Holy Spirit’s work. It is His “fruit.” He bears it, not we.

    This life is not natural to us, and it is not attainable by any effort of “the flesh,” or nature. The life that is natural for us is set forth in the three preceding verses (19-21). But when the indwelling Spirit is given full control in the one He inhabits, when we are brought to realize the utter badness of the flesh, and give up in helpless despair of ever attaining to anything really good in its power, when we come to the end of ourself and give over the whole work of making us what we ought to be to the indwelling Holy Spirit – then these holy graces of character are His “fruit.” This is “sanctification of the Spirit” (1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Thes. 2:13).


    10. The Holy Spirit has power to guide the believer “into all truth.” “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He shall guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak from Himself; but what things soever He shall hear, these shall He speak: and He shall declare unto you the things that are to come” (John 16:13).

    No amount of mere human teaching, no matter who our teachers may be, will give us a correct apprehension of the truth. Not even a diligent study of the Word, either in the English or the original languages, will give us a real understanding of the truth. We must be taught of the Holy Spirit. And we may be thus taught – each one of us.


    11. The Holy Spirit has power to bring to remembrance the words of Christ. “But the Comforter, even the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you” (John 14:26).

    This promise was made primarily to the apostles, and is the guarantee of the accuracy of their report of what Jesus said. But the Holy Spirit does a similar work with each believer who expects it of Him and looks to Him to do it. He brings to mind the teachings of Christ, and the words of Christ, just when we need them, for either the necessities of our own life or of our service.


    12. The Holy Spirit (a) reveals to us the deep things of God, which are hidden from and foolishness to the natural man, and (b) interprets His own revelation, or imparts power to discern, know and appreciate what He has taught. “But unto us God revealed them through the Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For who among men knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of the man, which is in him? Even so the things of God none knoweth, save the Spirit of God. But we received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit which is from God; that we might know the things that were freely given to us of God. Which things also we speak, not in words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Spirit teacheth; combining spiritual things with spiritual words. Now the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged” (1 Cor. 2:10-14).

    Not only is the Holy Spirit the author of Revelation – the written Word of God, He is also the interpreter of what He has revealed. How much more interesting and helpful any deep book becomes when we have the author of the book right at hand to interpret it to us! This is what we always may have when we study the Bible. The author – the Holy Spirit – is right at hand to interpret.

    To understand the Book we must look to Him. Then the darkest places become clear. We need to pray often with the psalmist, “Open Thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of Thy law” (Psa. 119:18).

    It is not enough that we have the objective revelation in the written Word; we must also have the inward illumination of the Holy Spirit to enable us to comprehend it. It is a great mistake to try to comprehend a spiritual revelation with the natural understanding. It is the foolish attempt to do this that has landed so many in the bog of the higher criticism.

    To understand God’s Word we must empty ourselves utterly of our own wisdom, and rest in utter dependence upon the Spirit of God to interpret it to us (Matt. 11:25). When we put away our own righteousness, then, and only then, we get the righteousness of God (Phil. 3:4-7, 9; Rom. 10:3). When we put away our own wisdom, then, and only then, we get the wisdom of God (1 Cor. 3:18; Matt. 11:25; 1 Cor. 1:25-28).

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    13. The Holy Spirit enables the believer to communicate to others in “power” the truth he himself has been taught. “I, brethren, when I came unto you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, proclaiming to you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling. And my speech and my preaching were not in persuasive words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Cor. 2:1-5).

    We not only need the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth in the first place; and in the second place, to interpret to us as individuals the truth He has revealed; but in the third place, we also need the Holy Spirit to enable us to effectually communicate to others the truth He Himself has interpreted to us. We need Him all along the line.

    One great cause of real failure in the ministry, even when there is seeming success, and not only in the ministry but in all forms of service by Christian men and women, is from the attempt to teach by “inciting words of man’s wisdom,” that is, by the arts of human logic, rhetoric or eloquence, what the Holy Spirit has taught us. What is needed is Holy Ghost power, “demonstration of the Spirit and of power.”

    We need, we are absolutely dependent upon, the Holy Spirit all along the line. He must teach us how to speak as well as what to speak. He must be the power as well as the message.

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    14. The Holy Spirit guides the believer in prayer. “But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit” (Jude 20).

    The disciples did not know how to pray as they ought so they came to Jesus, and said: “Lord, teach us to pray” (Luke 11:1). “We know not how to pray as we ought,” but we have another Helper at hand to help us (John 14:16-17). “The Spirit also helpeth our infirmity” (Rom. 8:26). He teaches us to pray.

    True prayer is prayer “in the Spirit,” that is, the prayer which the Spirit inspires and directs. When we come into God’s presence to pray, we should recognize our infirmity, our ignorance of what we should pray for or how we should pray, and in the consciousness of our utter inability to pray aright, look up to the Holy Spirit and cast ourselves utterly upon Him to direct our prayers, to lead out our desires, and to guide our utterance of them.

    We must wait for the Holy Spirit, and surrender ourselves to the Holy Spirit. The prayer that God the Holy Spirit inspires is the prayer that God the Father answers.


    15. The Holy Spirit teaches us to render thanks. “Be filled with the Spirit; speaking one to another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father” (Eph. 5:18-20).

    One of the most prominent characteristics of the Spirit-filled life is thanksgiving.


    16. The Holy Spirit has power to inspire in the heart of the believer in Christ worship that is acceptable to God. “For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God, and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh” (Phil. 3:3).

    Worship is a definite act of the creature in relation to God. Worship is bowing before God in adoring acknowledgement and contemplation of Himself. Someone has said, “In our prayers we are taken up with our needs, in our thanksgivings we are taken up with our blessings, in our worship we are taken up with Himself.” There is no true and acceptable worship except that which the Holy Spirit prompts and directs.

    To worship aright we must “have no confidence in the flesh.” We must recognize the utter inability of the flesh, that is, our natural self as contrasted with the divine Spirit who dwells in and should mold everything in the believer, to worship acceptably. In utter self-distrust and self-abnegation we must cast ourselves upon the Holy Spirit to lead us aright in our worship.


    17. The Holy Spirit has power as a guide. “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate Me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So they, being sent forth by the Holy Ghost, departed unto Seleucia; and from thence they sailed to Cyprus” (Acts 13:2-4).

    The Holy Spirit calls men and sends them forth to definite lines of work. How shall we receive the Holy Spirit’s call? By desiring it, seeking it, waiting upon the Lord for it, and expecting it. God speaks often in a still small voice. Only the listening ear can catch it. Have you definitely offered yourself to God to send you where He will?

    “Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot” (Acts 8:29).

    The Holy Spirit also guides in the details of daily life and service, as to where to go and where not to go, what to do and what not to do. It is possible for us to have the unerring guidance of the Holy Spirit at every turn in our lives.

    Here are five steps to getting guidance: First, we must be conscious of and fully admit our own inability to decide wisely. Second, we must desire to know God’s way, and be willing to do God’s will. Third, we must ask, definitely ask guidance. Fourth, we must confidently expect guidance. Fifth, we must follow step by step as the guidance comes.


    18. The Holy Spirit has power to give us boldness in testimony for Christ. “And when they had prayed the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost and they spake the Word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).

    Many are naturally timid. They long to do something for Christ, but they are afraid. The Holy Spirit can make you bold if you will look to Him and trust Him to do it.


God’s Perfect Provision

    Two things are manifest from what has been said about the power of the Holy Spirit in the believer. First, how utterly dependent we are upon the Holy Spirit at every turn of Christian life and service. Second, how perfect is the provision for life and service that God has made, and what the fullness of privilege that is open to the humblest believer, through the Holy Spirit’s work. It is not so much what we are by nature that is important, but what the Holy Spirit can do for us, and what we will let Him do.

    Christian life is not to be lived in the realm of natural temperament, and Christian work is not to be done in the power of natural endowment; but Christian life is to be lived in the realm of the Spirit, and Christian work is to be done in the power of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Spirit is eagerly desirous to do for each of us His whole work. He will do for each of us all we will let Him do.


    From How To Obtain Fulness Of Power In Christian Life And Service by R. A. Torrey.


He brings about the miraculous

opens doors that are shut; amkes a road in the sea; rivers in the desert

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He brings about resurrection of what should be alive: vision,dreams, health and healing, vitality etc

Hope against all hope


He is the Helper

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Living Waters

Mass evangelism, householsd salvation


Enables us endure hardness as good soldiers of Christ


Brings the gifts of the Spirit